bell hooks Named Iconic Black Trailblazer, Represents Kentucky


Congratulations to bell hooks, professor in residence in Berea College’s Appalachian Center for being named as one of “50 Iconic Black Trailblazers Who Represent Every State In America” by Huffington Post.

hooks, a Kentucky native and acclaimed intellectual, feminist theorist, and cultural critic, has authored more than three dozen books on topics of gender, race, class, spirituality, teaching, and the significance of media in contemporary culture.

bell hooks speaking

She writes in diverse genres, including cultural criticism, personal memoirs, poetry collections, and children’s books. Her writings cover topics of gender, race, class, spirituality, teaching, and the significance of media in contemporary culture.

In 2014, she established the bell hooks Institute at Berea College. To learn more about the bell hooks Institute, visit: http://www.bellhooksinstitute.com/

To see the Huffington Post’s full list of iconic black trailblazers from each state, visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/50-iconic-black-trailblazers-who-represent-every-state-in-america_us_5890cbb6e4b0522c7d3d6cfb?amp=&ir=Black+Voices&utm_hp_ref=black-voices

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources, primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia, although students come from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally-recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly, earning money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.